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Russian Dissidents Celebrated in Play


BBC Radio Four dramatised the story of Pussy Riot at the weekend, the pro-LGBT, pro-democracy feminist punk rock group who were persecuted by the Russian State and the increasingly belligerent Russian Orthodox Church for their protest at the power of Vladimir Putin, the Russian President. Pussy Riot were cruelly treated by the Russian regime, which brooks little dissent and has clamped down on minorities as diverse as gay people, Jehovah's Witnesses, punk rockers and the democratic press. However, the band refused to be broken and have returned to their activism. In the process they have earned the support of many people across the world. Among their supporters is Sir Paul McCartney, who felt moved enough by the group's treatment to lobby the Russian government for their early release. Saturday's BBC play celebrated the band's achievement and its refusal to give in. It is available to listen to on the BBC i-player.


Pussy Riot
Pussy Riot; Feminism; Punk Rock
Pussy Riot; Feminism; Russian Resistance

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